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African stars on Chelsea's books face uncertain futures

No Premier League team has as much African interest as Chelsea, where the Blues' squad is rife with continental talent from the first team to the academy.

The club's approach to recruitment has led to a sprawling squad full of players who realistically stand little chance of ever breaking into the starting XI.

New coach Maurizio Sarri will bring new ideas and a new strategy, while eventually, he'll sign his own players to fit into his idiosyncratic style.

However, it remains to be seen whether any...

Chelsea recall Charly Musonda from Celtic due to lack of game time

ESPN's Chelsea correspondent Liam Twomey discusses the transfer business needed to turn the club into title contenders again.

Charly Musonda has returned to Chelsea after his loan at Celtic was cut short due to a lack of first-team football, Brendan Rodgers has revealed.

Chelsea initially loaned Musonda to Celtic on an 18-month deal in January with the hope that he would get regular minutes on the pitch, but the Belgian winger has since started just two league games for the Scottish champions.

Earlier this month, sources told ESPN FC that Chelsea planned to terminate the agreement with Celtic after just six months in order...

Chelsea to cancel Charly Musonda's Celtic loan, send him elsewhere - sources

Chelsea plan to cancel Charly Musonda's loan at Celtic and send him out elsewhere next season, sources have told ESPN FC.

Musonda is currently receiving treatment on a shoulder injury at Chelsea and he is unlikely to feature for Celtic for the remainder of the season as they aim to complete a second successive treble.

Celtic signed the attacking midfielder on an 18-month loan deal during the January transfer window as Chelsea wanted him to gain some valuable first-team experience.

But Musonda, who...

Chelsea winger Charly Musonda signs for Celtic on 18-month loan deal

As The Exploding Heads discover, it's not just Chelsea players that get loaned out to Vitesse Arnhem en masse - nobody is safe...

LONDON -- Chelsea's Charly Musonda has joined Celtic on an 18-month loan deal, the clubs have announced.

Musonda, 21, stayed at Stamford Bridge in an attempt to break into the first team rather than leaving on loan last summer, and signed a new contract until 2022 in December. But he has since made just seven appearances for Chelsea in all competitions, only two of which were starts.

Chelsea hope that working under former Blues academy coach Brendan Rodgers will kickstart Musonda's senior career...

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Charly Musonda signs new Chelsea deal until 2022

Charly Musonda of Chelsea
Charly Musonda has signed a new contract to remain with Chelsea.

Charly Musonda will be with Chelsea until 2022 after signing a new deal with the Premier League champions.

The 21-year-old has become a fixture around Antonio Conte's first-team squad this season after making his debut on the opening day.

"I am very happy and very proud," he told Chelsea's official website.

"I came here very young and am very happy to continue my journey here. I love this club so it's a great moment for me and my family.

"Now I want to establish myself and progress into the team...

Zambia keen on recruiting Chelsea wonderkid Charly Musonda - Nyirenda

Wedson Nyirenda is eager to add Belgium-born Chelsea starlet Charly Musonda to his Zambia squad as he looks to build a formidable unit ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Nyirenda has overseen an impressive transformation for the national side since taking charge back in September, and has discarded some of the squad's elder statesmen in favour of the country's next generation of stars.

The bold move has sparked a startling revival in fortunes for Chipolopolo, who finished a credible second...